Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Edmond OK

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Dr.Barry Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
Ste 410, 105 South Bryant Avenue
Edmond, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Stephen William Mihalsky, MD
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave Ste 407
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Barry Lynn Northcutt, MD
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard Doyle Thomas, MD
(918) 392-1400
2508 Stamford Ct
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Rick D Beller
(405) 348-3434
1701 Renaissance Blvd
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Michael O Williams
(405) 419-5467
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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J Mark Felton, DDS
(405) 340-1070
225 E 10Th Street Plz
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Barry L Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen W Mihalsky
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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J Michael Steffen, DDS
(405) 341-2587
1601 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Hip Pain Info - Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

In order to understand Legg-Calve-Perthes disease it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny coating that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

In Legg-Calve-Perthes disease there is an interruption of the blood supply to the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis). Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur can not get the nutrients that it needs. The bone is damaged and areas of the growing head of the femur die. Eventually the blood supply to the growing head of the femur returns and the bone regenerates.

Unfortunately, in some cases of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease the growing head of the femur can lose its strength and can change its shape. When this happens there is increased stress on some areas of the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it. Over a number of years this increased stress can lead to early osteoarthritis of the hip .

It is not clear what causes the blood supply to the growing head of the femur to be interrupted. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs in children (most often between the ages of 5 and 10) and it is far more common in boys than in girls.

The treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease depends on its severity. Most types of treatment work best when Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is detected early. Once it is detected, specialists that treat children with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can plan out a treatment program.

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